THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a proposed rule earlier this year to clarify protection for streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. But many agriculture groups say it achieves the exact opposite.
A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that two widely used neonicotinoid insecticides appear to significantly harm honeybee colonies over the winter — especially during colder winters.
HSPH says the study replicated a 2012 finding from the same research group that found a link between low doses of imidacloprid, a type of neonicotinoid insecticide, and Colony Collapse Disorder (CDD) — where bees abandon their hives over the winter and eventually die. It also found low doses of the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin had the same negative effect.
WITH THE LAST Monsanto-owned patent for the original Roundup Ready soybean trait expiring this year and the last applicable third-party patent expiring in 2015, many farmers are wondering whether they can save seed from 2014 production and replant it in 2015.
For the second year in a row, more than 1,000 attendees took in valuable tips and information about improving their no-tillage systems during the National No-Tillage Conference held in January at Springfield, Ill.
Last August, eight editors from No-Till Farmer and its sister publications descended on the Farm Progress Show grounds in Decatur, Ill., to uncover the newest farm equipment innovations in agriculture.
Variable-rate applications, timely and accurate placement and cutting-edge techniques are among the tools that helped three no-tillers improve their nutrient management and profitability on their farms, and also win admiration from their peers.
Jay Dahl, Welding/Fabrication-Sales at Calmer Corn Heads, introduces Calmer Corn Heads' 12-Row, 30-Inch corn head and explains the advantages of using the 10-Blade BT Chopper Chopping Roll for combining corn. He also talks about the adjustments they made on the corn head when combining downed corn after the August 2020 wind storms.
The Summit, formerly known as the Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC), features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, table talks and vendor booths. Attendees who stay for the entire conference will be offered CCA continuing education units (CEUs).
Finding solutions to the problems farmers face is what inspired Harry and Etta Yetter to open a small machine shop in west central Illinois in the 1930s. Today, four generations later, Yetter continues the tradition of solving agricultural problems to meet the needs of producers all over the world.
Needham Ag understands the role of technology in making better use of limited resources within a specific environment by drawing on a wealth of global experience to overcome the challenges facing today's farmers, manufacturers and dealers.